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 (môr′ĭ-tā′nē-ə, -tān′yə, mär′-)
An ancient district of the Roman Empire in present-day Morocco and Algeria. Settled by a Berber people, it was ruled by Rome from c. 100 bc to the fifth century ad.

Mau′re·ta′ni·an adj. & n.


1. (Historical Terms) an ancient region of N Africa, corresponding approximately to the N parts of modern Algeria and Morocco
2. (Placename) an ancient region of N Africa, corresponding approximately to the N parts of modern Algeria and Morocco


or Mau•ri•ta•ni•a

(ˌmɔr ɪˈteɪ ni ə)

an ancient kingdom in NW Africa: it included the territory that is modern Morocco and part of Algeria.
Mau`re•ta′ni•an, adj., n.
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